75 days ago

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The historic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch is going to be demolished.

Catholic bishop Paul Martin said the 113-year-old building was too expensive to restore and favoured demolishing the cathedral and building a new one for about $40 million on a site closer to the city centre.

He said the earthquake-damaged building on Barbadoes St would cost about $149m to fully restore, while just saving the central part of the building would cost $91m and not be fit for purpose.

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Scam alert

Mary from Islington

Hi, i have just has a phone call from a guy saying hes from Vodafone, saying I have fluctuations on my broadband. Also asking if I was the bill payer. I dont have vodafone broadband so this alerted me straight away. . Please dont tell him you are the bill payer as this is a Scam. Hang up on him. If they take a few seconds to answer their phone when they ring you know its a scam. Be aware

8 hours ago

Bit on the side...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Make this easy rustic side table and paint in your favourite tonal Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

9 hours ago

Feedback Friday

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Feedback from our parents and grandparents is so appreciated.